TCDSU passes motion to improve clinical and social work placement supports

The motion passed at council tonight mandates the union to work to improve supports for students on clinical and social work placements

Trigger warning: this article mentions suicide. 

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) passed a motion at Council this evening to improve support for students on clinical and social work placements. 

TCDSU are now mandated to lobby for the creation of


Questions about transparency, accountability and inclusion asked at UT hustings this afternoon

Mairead Maguire and Ailbhe Noonan answered questions about their plans for editorship


Candidates in the University Times (UT) Editor race fielded questions about transparency, accountability and inclusion from students at hustings this afternoon.

Mairead Maguire, the paper’s current Deputy Editor, and Ailbhe Noonan, Deputy Radius Editor, are contesting the race. The event


USI launches student mental health campaign Open Up

The campaign aims to encourage students to talk more about their mental wellbeing and seek professional support

The Union for Students in Ireland (USI) have launched a new national student mental health campaign, to help students open up about their mental health and seek professional help when needed. 

On Monday March 21, USI began the Open Up

News Analysis

Analysis: Trinity’s removal of mask mandate leaves immunocompromised students concerned

A spokesperson for the Ability Co_op urged students to continue wearing masks in lectures and tutorials, fearing College will become “an intimidating and scary environment”

Last week, College announced that it was lifting the mask mandate, in line with government’s own decision to remove requirements for face coverings in public settings. 

From Monday 28 February, face coverings are longer compulsory within Trinity, except in healthcare


DCU cancels Royal Moscow Ballet performance

Dublin City University cancels Swan Lake to “stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine”

Dublin City University (DCU) have cancelled the Royal Moscow Ballet performance of Swan Lake.

This afternoon, DCU announced that the ballet, due to take place tonight in The Helix, DCU’s theatre venue, has been cancelled. The Royal Moscow Ballet has

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Government to consider reducing Student Contribution Charge

USI has welcomed reports of government plans to reduce the €3000 Contribution Charge

Government is considering a reduction in the annual €3000 Student Contribution Charge paid by third-level students. 

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Recovery and Investment is discussing plans for a more sustainable funding model for higher education, including a reduction in


30 students attend Save the Science Gallery protest

TCDSU President Leah Keogh said that they are calling on College to “secure a sustainable funding model”

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Approximately thirty students joined a protest outside the Science Gallery this afternoon, calling for the institution to be preserved.

Organised by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), the demonstration on Pearse street was also attended by representatives of the Union …


Ability co_op criticises unclear supports and allowances for immunocompromised students

Trinity Ability co_op say it is “incredibly disappointing to see the increased accessibility that came as a result of the pandemic being left behind”

Supports and allowances accessible for immunocompromised students remains unclear, as Trinity returns to in-person teaching for Hilary Term. 

The Library and teaching spaces are operating at full capacity, while face coverings are currently still required. Yesterday, students and staff received